There's a wide range of spades and shovels available, let's have a look at choosing theright one for the right job.
The garden spade is used for general digging in the garden, loosening, launching, and cuttingstraight edges.
The round mouth shovel is used for digging in loose soil, and for moving soil from onearea to another.
The long handle allows you a longer reach to move the soil away from you.
The round mouth shovel, like the long handled round mouth, has the round point which isreally good for digging.
It has the flanges on the back of the blade so you can get leverage with your foot touse it, and the short handle is good for moving material into close proximity like shovelinginto a wheel barrow.
The post-hole shovel comes in two varieties: the round-mouth and the square-mouth.
The round-mouth shovel is used for digging round post holes.
The square-mouth shovel is used for digging square post holes and the square-mouth shovelcan give you a flat bottom in that hole.
The post hole pincher is used for digging small diameter post-holes in soft ground.
You use the weight of the pincher to penetrate the ground, and then use the levers to liftthe material out of the hole.
The trenching shovel is used for digging a narrow trench in soft ground.
It is used for the leverage on the handle.
A square-mouth shovel is used for moving materials; it's not essentially a digging shovel.
It's used for moving materials like sand and gravel into close proximity such as a wheelbarrow.
The concrete shovel is a square-mouth shovel with a steel handle.
It's strong and light, and it's used for shoveling concrete and moving concrete around.
This is a selection of spades and shovels.
If you want further advice come down to your Bunnings Warehouse and a team member willhelp you.